vRGP Privacy Policy

The following data protection provisions provide you with information about how your personal data is processed when you use www.vrgp.de.

1. Name and contact details of the controller responsible for processing and the external data protection officer

vRönne | Grünwald / Partner
Neuer Wall 42
20354 Hamburg
Email: datenschutz@vrgp.de

Our external data protection officer, Mr Gerold Langner, Gneisenaustrasse 20, 20253 Hamburg, Germany, can be contacted by emailing datenschutz@vrgp.de.

2. Collection and retention of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of its processing

When you visit our website, www.vrgp.de, information is automatically sent to our website’s servers by the browser used on your terminal. This information is temporarily stored in what is known as a ‘log file’. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically erased.

• IP address and hostname
• Time of access
• Browser used by visitor
• Operating system used by visitor
• Source link / URL
• Search machine used, including keywords used
• Duration of visit
• Number of pages visited
• Last page opened before leaving website

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:
• ensuring a seamless connection to the website,
• ensuring comfortable use of our website,
• evaluating system security and stability, and
• other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) Clause 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest results from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person. This data is not combined with other data. However, we reserve the right to check the log files at a later date if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

When visiting our website, your personal data is not processed for reasons other than those listed above.

3. Rights of data subjects

If your personal data is processed, you are considered a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

• in accordance with Article 15 GDPR, the right to obtain information about the personal data relating to you that we are processing. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the source of your data where this was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about the details of this;
• in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete data that we store concerning you without undue delay;
• in accordance with Article 17 GDPR, the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you that is stored by us, provided that this processing is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest
or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
• in accordance with Article 18 GDPR, the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data, provided that you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure and we no longer require the data but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
• in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit this data to another controller;
• in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR, the right to withdraw consent already provided at any time. This means that we cannot continue any data processing based on this consent in the future. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
• in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the place of your habitual residence or place of work or the location of our registered office.

4. Right to object

In accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you based on Article 6 (1) Letter f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on this provision. When exercising this objection, you must explain to us your personal reasons why we should not process your personal data. We will review your objection and either cease or adjust the data processing or demonstrate to you compelling legitimate grounds on our side for continuing the processing.

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes based on Article 6 (1) Letter f GDPR – although this is not the case on our website – you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing without providing reasons in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR; the same applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.

You can exercise your right to object by emailing datenschutz@vrgp.de.

5. Status of and changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and was last updated in May 2018.

It may be necessary to make changes to this Privacy Policy due to the further development of our website or based on amended legal or regulatory requirements. The latest version of the Privacy Policy can be accessed at any time on our website at www.vrgp.de.